Carl Roth (basketball)

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Carl Roth
Sheboygan Red Skins coach Carl Roth.png
Roth pictured in the 1927 Sheboygan High School Yearbook
Personal information
Born (1909-09-15)September 15, 1909
Sheboygan, Wisconsin
Died May 28, 1966(1966-05-28) (aged 56)
Peoria, Illinois
Listed height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Listed weight 200 lb (91 kg)
Career information
High school Sheboygan (Sheboygan, Wisconsin)
College Wisconsin (1929–1932)
Position Guard / Forward
Career history
As player:
1938–1939 Sheboygan Red Skins
As coach:
1942–1944 Sheboygan Red Skins
Career highlights and awards

As coach:

  • NBL champion (1943)
  • NBL Coach of the Year (1943)

Carl William Roth (September 15, 1909 – May 28, 1966) was an American basketball player and coach. A native of Sheboygan, Wisconsin, Roth attended the University of Wisconsin–Madison and played for their men's basketball team from 1929 to 1932.[1][2] Six years later he played in 14 total games for the Sheboygan Red Skins during the 1938–39 season.[2] The Red Skins were a professional franchise that competed in the National Basketball League (NBL).[3]

Roth stayed with the team as both its legal counsel and in other capacities after his one season playing.[4] He took over as head coach in 1942 and coached for two seasons. In his first year, the Red Skins won the league championship and he was named the NBL Coach of the Year. He died after a short illness in 1966 at a Peoria, Illinois hospital.[5]


  1. ^ "Trailing the Badgers". The Wisconsin Alumnus. University of Wisconsin–Madison. November 15, 1943. Retrieved June 27, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Carl Roth". Just Sports Stats. 2014. Retrieved June 27, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Carl Roth NBL Stats". Sports Reference LLC. 2014. Retrieved June 27, 2014. 
  4. ^ Nelson, Murry R. (2009). The National Basketball League: A History, 1935–1949. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Company. p. 133. ISBN 978-0-7864-4006-1. 
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